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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
adding Section 54.3 as follows:
(225 ILCS 25/54.3 new)
(a) Notwithstanding Section 54.2 of this Act, a dentist may
administer vaccinations upon completion of appropriate
training set forth by rule and approved by the Department on
appropriate vaccine storage, proper administration, and
addressing contraindications and adverse reactions.
Vaccinations shall be limited to patients 18 years of age and
older pursuant to a valid prescription or standing order by a
physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches
who, in the course of professional practice, administers
vaccines to patients. Methods of communication shall be
established for consultation with the physician in person or by
(b) Vaccinations administered by a dentist shall be limited
to influenza (inactivated influenza vaccine and live
attenuated influenza intranasal vaccine). Vaccines shall only
be administered by the dentist and shall not be delegated to an
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assistant or any other person. Vaccination of a patient by a
dentist shall be documented in the patient's dental record and
the record shall be retained in accordance with current dental
recordkeeping standards. The dentist shall notify the
patient's primary care physician of each dose of vaccine
administered to the patient and shall enter all patient level
data or update the patient's current record. The dentist may
provide this notice to the patient's physician electronically.
In addition, the dentist shall enter all patient level data on
vaccines administered in the immunization data registry
maintained by the Department of Public Health.
(c) A dentist shall only provide vaccinations under this
Section if contracted with and credentialed by the patient's
health insurance, health maintenance organization, or other
health plan to specifically provide the vaccinations allowed
under this Section. Persons enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid
may only receive the vaccinations allowed for under this
Section from dentists who are authorized to do so by the
federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(d) The Department shall adopt any rules necessary to
implement this Section.
(e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2020.
This Act takes effect upon